I try to be a role model
You literally won’t believe what the NYT called Mussolini
Oh, then everything’s copacetic
Is it cool if you just use cheugy ironically?
I use “cringe” here to mean a reaction of vicarious shame and embarrassment so strong it is physically felt. It is triggered by natural human empathy and driven by insecurity, and functions as a way to process the two into disgust.
Fascism is never cringe. It’s terrifying. Calling it cringe seems like downplaying it
This is why those writers, who find it cringey to describe far-right Republicans as fascists, are very bad news.
Couldn’t have put it better myself (and didn’t!)
Totally understood. Since of course I didn’t read the original post (I am a Boingboing BBS user, after all), when replying to ChuckV I thought it was the Tallahassee Democrat using the word.
Don’t worry @beschizza - everything’s jake!
@beschizza is the cat’s pyjamas!
You’re amazing, every man jack of you!
Yesterday I looked up one of those things that’s tickled the back of my mind from time to time for the last 20 years or so:
The kids might not be using it yet, but it’s just a matter of time before it comes into popular usage again. It’s such a great phrase, really an acre lot by the rail station.
Some viewers criticized Sajak for the move, calling it “cringe.”
It seems good professional practice still calls for quotation marks around that word.
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